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ORR requires train companies to improve information to passengers on timetable changes

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has this week written to train companies requiring urgent improvements in how they keep passengers informed of train timetable changes

Upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure

The role of Network Rail in upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland is detailed here by Open Access Government
aviation fuels

Sustainable aviation fuels, the next frontier for air transport

Michael Gill, IATA Director Aviation Environment imparts his expertise on sustainable aviation fuels and why he believes these are the next frontier for today’s air transport
Flights

The decentralisation of flights in the UK from London to regional hubs

News of a new long-haul route at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and the building of a brand-new railway station to facilitate the airport has been welcomed by the travel industry in a bid to decentralise flights to and from the UK from London
vending machines

ORR welcomes improvements for train passengers using ticket vending machines

New and easier-to-use machines and clearer language have helped increasing numbers of passengers buy the right ticket for their journey from station vending machines, according to research by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
railway track

New alliances to be formed as £5bn railway track work tender issued

Network Rail has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) via The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process for its tender exercise to let the next generation of railway track works contracts, valued up to £5bn over 10 years, starting 2019
pothole

How does the UK plan to tackle the pothole headache?

Northgate Vehicle Hire explores how authorities are addressing the pothole situation on UK roads as the RAC voices its concerns about the worsening issue
learning to drive

Young people put the brakes on learning to drive due to high cost

A new study has revealed that 31% of 17 to 25-year olds are holding off from learning to drive due to high expenses
biking routes

Petition calls to have biking routes introduced to Google Maps

A petition has been launched calling for biking routes to be added to Google Maps in a response to the needs of 1.25 million British bikers
learner drivers

Law change will see learner drivers on motorways

Law change could lead to a smarter generation of motorway users as learner drivers get their first taste of motorway driving
Splott Road bridge

Second phase of upgrade work at Splott Road bridge completed

Engineers have completed the demolition of Splott Road bridge as work to modernise the South Wales Mainline continues
off-road self-driving

Transformational investment in off-road self-driving technology

Automotive Minister Richard Harrington announces Industrial Strategy funding for off-road self-driving vehicles which could revolutionise the mining and construction sectors
Liverpool Lime Street

Liverpool Lime Street completes £100,000 loo upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street customers are benefiting from smart new toilets thanks to a £100,00 overhaul by Network Rail as part of the Great North Rail Project
scared of flying

Brits more scared of flying than ever before

According to a recent survey, over 21 million Brits are now more scared of flying compared to 10 years ago

Passengers warned to plan ahead as Network Rail’s Easter projects begin

Network Rail will be delivering more than 400 Easter projects as part of a £118m rail investment across Britain
Universal Basic Opportunity Fund

‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
plan for railway

Five-year multi-billion plan for railway unveiled

Preparing for future increased commuter demand is a key focus of Network Rail’s London North Western (LNW) route’s business plan for railway over the five years
train innovations

Passengers to benefit from new train innovations

Funding worth £3 million to help integrate train innovations to improve journeys has been offered to 10 projects New technologies will be brought to life through real demonstrators, many of which will be in passenger service, to showcase ‘tomorrow’s train today’ and to enable passengers to experience the innovations themselves...
free wi-fi

London Bridge station welcomes the arrival of free Wi-Fi

London Bridge becomes the second Network Rail managed station to offer free Wi-Fi to its travellers Millions of station users are set to benefit from the launch of free Wi-Fi in London Bridge station as the service hopes to improve the experience of passengers and people using the station. The station,...
Trans-Pennine road

Progress made for £242 million Trans-Pennine road improvements

Plans for £242 million investment on the Trans-Pennine route take a step forward with the launch of statutory consultation The A57 improvement on the Greater Manchester side – featuring new dual and single carriageways between the M67 and Woolley Bridge – is the centrepiece of the Trans-Pennine Upgrade programme and...

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